New Zealand Certificate in Mountain Facility Operations (Level 3)

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Facility Operations L3

Who is this qualification for?   

This qualification is for people working as lift operators or road and carpark attendants in the snowsport industry.

People in these roles are responsible, friendly and are passionate about providing customers with a smooth experience in the mountains.

This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job in a workplace within the snowsport industry.

Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work under indirect supervision as lift operators or road and carpark attendants on mountain facilities, including snowsport areas.

Please note that this qualification is only available as a customised programme for specific employers. Get in touch with us for more information.

What's involved?

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This 40-credit qualification has core modules and two strands:

The core modules cover health and safety; and customer service.

The trainee chooses from two strands:

Lift Operations 

Road and Carpark Services.

 This qualification is designed to be completed in 6 months.


What are the costs?

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On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.  

Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.   

To check out our fees list, click here. 

For more detailed information about the cost of doing an on-job qualification, get in touch. 

Where to from here?

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So, you want to upskill in your preferred area in the mountains? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?  

To find out more, or to sign up to this qualification, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.   

Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the snowsport industry.  

If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the snowsport industry, contact your local ski area, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.  

Express your interest


Contact your regional advisor or

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